Emmy-award winner Tiffany Haddish recently had beef with accompanying Emmy-award winner and comedian, Katt Williams. The Girls Trip star handled the response with grace, while many would have taken out their frustrations in an incredibly public way.
In a recent interview, Williams discussed Haddish’s sudden rise to fame, saying:
[Haddish has] been doing comedy since she was 16. You can’t tell me your favorite Tiffany Haddish joke. Why? Because she ain’t done a tour yet. She ain’t done a special. She has not proven the ability to tell jokes, back to back for an hour…Did you think she wrote Girls Trip, goofball? Or do you think that was already a script and they handed it to her? It’s up to you whatever you want to believe.”
Anyone would have thrown shade right back at Williams for his comments, that wasn’t Haddish’s way. Instead she took the high road, responding with love and support:
It’s official I made it!@KattPackAllDay talked about me and didn’t have his facts right! #Iwin #sheready I look forward to seeing you on Monday Katt, when we pick up our Emmys. I just want to shower you with REAL Love cause you need it, and I Love you ? https://t.co/WVOgZvwLZn
— Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) September 14, 2018
Haddish received support from her fellow comedian, Kevin Hart, who posted a video to his Instagram page:
“I have to embrace my sister when other people are choosing to frown and make an attempt to shit on my sister’s bright light. I choose to turn up the knob and make that light brighter.”
People then took to Twitter to post their support of Haddish:
What’s up with Black male comedians aggressively (or subtly) attacking Tiffany Haddish? The fake support of other Black female comedians at the expense of Haddish is dangerous. Who cares if Katt Williams likes her style? Millions of people do. Be great Tiffany!
— Rai Bolden (@BoldenRai) September 15, 2018
I don't understand why we have to make everything a competition in the black community. Just celebrate your sister's accomplishments @KattPackAllDay! Tiffany, thank you for sharing your story! You have inspired so many of us who suffered from childhood trauma! Keep winning!
— Shantay White (@LadyShantay) September 15, 2018
Anybody that follows you knows you were not an overnight success. Girls trip just gave you the bigger platform that you finally deserved. Why can’t people be happy for a black woman having success??♀️
— Ericka Rose (@ezrock5) September 15, 2018
— Carla D. Best (@CDBest) September 15, 2018
Way to go @TiffanyHaddish! Though I agree with him in theory about the veteran black comedians, that has no bearing on TH nor her success. What is she suppose to do? Pass the mantle saying, "they were in line first???" C'mon Katt. Stop it.
— Kenny (@ScorpioStinger5) September 15, 2018
Haddish has a new Netflix special filming in early 2019, while her first stand-up special, Showtime’s “Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood,” debuted last year.